To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

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40 mentions3 days ago
Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority.Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in.Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.The problem is that, while authority can compel action, it does little to inspire belief.It’s not enough to get people to do what you want, they also have to want what you want — or any change is bound to be short lived. That’s why change management efforts commonly fail.All too ...

Here's a Free PowerPoint Template & E-Learning Interaction

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7 mentions1 day ago
An essential ingredient for interactive and engaging elearning is to let the learner explore and collect information that assists in making decisions. A common design concept to facilitate exploration of content is the interactive desktop where the learner can select desktop objects to collect information.Today I am offering ...

3 Things to Know About Scoring E-Learning Quizzes

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3 mentions3 days ago
Quizzes are an important part of many online training programs. While some are meant to reinforce a lesson, others aim to measure a learner’s comprehension and retention of the material. Whichever the case, accurate scoring is a critical part of any well-designed quiz.Luckily, Articulate Quizmaker has you covered. Here are three things you should know about scoring your Quizmaker assessments. Let’s start with setting the default value assigned to questions. Assigning the same point value to all or most of the questions in a quiz can be a big time-saver,

Create A Vocabulary That Inspires Employee Engagement

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6 mentions3 days ago
It’s official. Employee engagement is the new black. I’ve been writing and thinking a lot about it lately, as have others. The very notion of how leaders and employees engage has slowly morphed away from ‘companies have to do this because employees want it’ to ‘companies have to ...

Top 18 Incredible Resources on Using QR Codes in e-Learning and m-Learning

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2 mentions3 days ago
We at Learnnovators have always been excited about Quick Response (QR) Codes. We have been doodling about leveraging the possibilities these quirky square codes offer while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Today, when we are contemplating on a design for a mobile learning solution for one of our clients to help make their product unpacking and commissioning processes effortless, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful tool. Read on...THE JOURNEYWe at Learnnovators have always been excited about Quick Response ...

Answers To Instructional Design Career Questions

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4 mentions3 days ago
I’m no career counselor, but I do get many emails from people who are considering a career in instructional design. I realized it might be helpful to share these with those of you who have similar questions.I often qualify my responses with the fact that I offer only ...

Your Corporate Wellness Program Can Be Better

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Any time a company makes an investment in its employees, you can be sure that those resources will come back to the advancement of the organization in a bigger way. Companies are getting pretty good at paying attention to this corporate wellness thing. Teams and offices are gathering ...

5 Ways To Break Down The Generational Walls In Your Workplace Culture

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Those of us in HR and Leadership roles have seen too many walls go up between the different generations. There’s mistrust and unease all around. The Millennials consider the Boomers a bunch of old fogeys. The Xers feel caught between. Boomers can be condescending and closed-minded. And who ...

5 Steps to Align Culture to Get Your Employee’s Strategic Buy-In

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8 mentions6 days ago
Culture eats strategy… strategy trumps culture… on which side of the culture/strategy divide do you fall?I’ve written about this before, and I tend to side with culture – primarily because culture drives the behaviors of individuals who are the one that achieve your strategy (or not). But culture ...

Enhanced Learning and Teaching through Utilisation of Web-based Technologies

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3 mentions5 days ago
The phenomenal evolution of Internet in terms of access, content, and teaching platforms has resulted in many more individuals considering retraining through blended learning. A market niche for an online Professional Development Award (PDA) in Project Management was identified as a suitable programme to utilise and exploit the ...

Study: Playing Video Games Can Increase Brain Size

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The conventional wisdom, as predictably reported by the news media that thrives on gloom and doom, is that video games, particularly violent games, are the root cause of the decline in the aptitude and attitude of our children.School shootings invariably arrive at the question of what violent games ...

what do people really think?

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6 mentions3 days ago
As many of you know, I recently took exception to a particular definition of gamification that was doing the rounds. However, the positive effect was to make me think about what it really means and also started to make me wonder what other people think of it.So, I ...

Big Data and Performance Support by Conrad Gottfredson

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3 mentions3 days ago
“Organizational learning agility currently provides the learning industry a singular opportunity to contribute in a way and at a level we have not heretofore been privileged to do.”In late 2012, Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business and Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the Center ...

7 Tips to Create Aesthetically Pleasing eLearning Courses

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3 mentions6 days ago
Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network. Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites:► The eLearning Industry 150+ eLearning Bloggers“The Leading source on All Things eLearning. Find 1st and publish all ...

How to start a training design project using action mapping

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2 mentions4 days ago
Do you feel like you’re an assembly line worker in a course factory, expected to crank out training on demand?Break free of the assembly line with a strong kickoff meeting that puts you in charge of the design. Here are some ideas on how to start a project ...

Ten Questions Leaders Should Ask Every Day

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3 mentions3 days ago
Questions are one of the most powerful tools we have as leaders. They can help us engage others, gather information, set the stage for coaching and feedback, and allow us the opportunity to listen rather than talk. The power of questions is undeniable.I am a big fan of ...

Help Your Employees Find Flow

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2 mentions5 days ago
Holacracy. Results-Only Work Environments. These new, more flexible ways of working may be a step too far for many organizations. Still, greater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don’t have to let go completely: remove obstacles, set boundaries and meaningful goals, then let work take its course.Stefan Groschupf, founder and CEO of Datameer, a big data analytics company, talked with me about how he tries to reduce ...

The Importance of Trust: It Makes Your Culture “Change Ready”

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5 mentions1 week ago
Research says that only 49 percent of employees trust senior management. The scores for CEO’s are even more dismal; 28 percent of surveyed employees felt the CEO was a credible source of information.Trust promotes creativity, conflict management, empowerment, teamwork, and leadership during times of uncertainty and change. A ...

Win Over Your e-Learners with Storytelling

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2 mentions1 week ago
Storytelling is a powerful technique. Stories are what keep us captivated at the movies, through all 12 books in a series - and they’re what keep you glued to the couch for every Tuesday night episode of your favorite drama. But did you know that stories have been ...

The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning

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24 mentions3 days ago
Gamification and game-based learning are each buzzwords (and buzzphrases) in education. Each can offer your classroom something, but many mistake one for the other.The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. Gamification is not game-based learning, nor does ...

Learning is the Work

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2 mentions1 week ago
Last month, I had the pleasure of participating in National eXtension Conference which was amazing for many reasons.I first did several professional sessions with this network back in 2007 and an online class on knowledge sharing and online collaboration – so it was great to long-time colleagues.The highlight ...

Spotlight Friday: An Interview with Instructional Designer and Learning Strategist Julie Winkle Giulioni

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2 mentions6 days ago
Julie Winkle Giulioni has spent the past 25 years improving performance through learning. She’s partnered with hundreds of organizations to develop and deploy innovative training products that are in use worldwide. Julie is well known and well regarded for her creative, one-of-a-kind solutions that consistently deliver bottom-line results.Since ...

The 5 Attributes of High-Performing Employees

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6 mentions1 week ago
Usually you can’t tell by looking who will consistently deliver top-notch performances that make the entire team shine — as opposed to who will just show up and do an average job.Realize that “average” does not mean “bad.” As I discuss in my book SuperCompetent, average (competent) people ...

5 Best Practices: Corporate Training for Retail Sales Associates

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4 mentions1 week ago
From onboarding to new product rollouts to customer service, investing in effective corporate training programs for sales associates is essential for retail organizations. Check out these five best practices from our extensive experience creating award-winning corporate training for this audience.Corporate training best practices are often painted with a ...

Instructional Design Challenges for Today's Course Designer

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10 mentions1 week ago
At the iDesignX conference in Australia I shared some tips on instructional design challenges. During my session, Blair Rorani from Ever Learning sketched his notes and then tweeted them during the session. They’re so cool I couldn’t just let them fade away.So here are Blair’s sketches coupled with ...

The Instructional Design for eLearning Book Review

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2 mentions1 week ago
Christopher Pappas is founder of The eLearning Industry's Network. Currently, the eLearning Industry has a network of more than 75,000 professionals involved in the eLearning Industry and runs the following sites:► The eLearning Industry 150+ eLearning Bloggers“The Leading source on All Things eLearning. Find 1st and publish all ...

How The Gaming Industry Helps People Help The World

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4 mentions7 days ago
The social gaming industry is booming. Staggeringly, it comprises a $9 billion market and is the fastest growing segment of entertainment, engaging hundreds of millions of people from around the world daily. With this ever expanding community of players, game makers have an unprecedented opportunity -- a responsibility,

Incentivize Recruiters for a More Successful Hiring Process

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5 mentions1 week ago
The candidate experience has become one of the most talked-about areas for improvement in the recruitment industry, in large part thanks to Gerry Crispin, who in 2010 announced his idea for the Candidate Experience Awards for Recruiters and Private Sector Employees. The idea was to develop a program to recognize and reward those companies who were providing a good experience to their recruiters and candidates.Oddly enough, not a lot of attention seems to be paid to giving incentives to the people who actually provide the experience to candidates: recruiters. The ...

Coaching Can Be Simple

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2 mentions1 week ago
in Developing Others, Leadership, Leadership Communication, Learning, Mentoring, Personal DevelopmentThis picture won’t mean much to you, but to the small group I spent two days with in Houston this week, it means a lot.On the morning of the first day of our intimate training session on Coaching, the ...

The Gamification of Business with Rajat Paharia, Founder of Bunchball

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1 mentions1 week ago
In this episode of Substance, President Bryan Kramer speaks with Rajat Paharia, Founder & Chief Product Officer of BunchBall. Rajat discusses in this 20-minute interview how the world of gamification is changing the way we consume and use big data. Dubbed the “father of gamification,” Rajat gives clues ...

The Five Elements Of A 'Simply Irresistible' Organization

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8 mentions1 week ago
And this is good business. The Great Place to Work Institute has published studies which show that the “100 best places to work” outperformed the S&P 500 by over four-fold from 1990–2009 and there’s no reason to believe this won’t continue. (“The Great Workplace,” by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.)We as individuals also have to take care of ourselves. Arianna Huffington’s new book Thrive (just published) can help us understand this issue. Huffington’s book and her new website The Third Metric redefines what success means: slow down, disconnect, get more ...

Screen Recording Tips for Articulate Storyline

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4 mentions1 week ago
Last week I delivered Articulate Storyline training to the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Queensland. One of the questions I was asked was how to create good quality screen recordings? The screen recording feature in Storyline is one of my favourites. It’s really easy to use and ...

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

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Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality ...

Are You Ready for the Changes Coming to Social Media?

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5 mentions1 week ago
Maybe it’s spring cleaning. Virtually every major social network is changing its interface or functionality.Twitter just announced that its profile pages will look a lot more like a Facebook page. Profiles will now have a large banner across the type, like Facebook, and will allow users to “pin” one tweet that visitors always see first — also like Facebook. The social site has also started showing photos and Vine videos in its timeline, so followers don’t have to click a link to see them. This makes Twitter more visual and ...

How Deep Does Engagement Really Go?

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7 mentions1 week ago
A recent Gallup poll found that engaged employees display an unexpectedly strong commitment to their work. Almost two-thirds (63%) of workers whom Gallup classified as engaged in their jobs would not leave their current position if they won $10 million in the lottery. This commitment did not translate ...

Want Better Talent? Go For Diversity [Infographic]

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9 mentions1 week ago
Building a great team starts with great hiring strategies. While you may be aiming to recruit professionals who have similar backgrounds, educational histories, or skillsets, I encourage you to think outside the box. Incorporate diversity recruitment initiatives in order to stay competitive, grow as an organization, and avoid ...

Top Writing Mistakes in Storyboards

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2 mentions1 week ago
Recently we asked our instructional designers and storyboard editors what mistakes they were finding (and constantly fixing) during storyboard edits. Here are the top mistakes we identified—with information on how to correct them.When I learned to keyboard, two spaces after a period was the norm. The norm now is to use single spacing after a period. Because of my muscle memory, I still have to correct my spacing at times. Here is the good news—if you need to fix your double-spacing muscle memory, do a find/replace in Word. Just type ...

Gamification and its Place in Recruiting

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5 mentions1 week ago
In 2011, Gartner® released a report predicting that by 2015, 50% of organizations would seek to gamify marketing processes. This same report also predicted that by 2014, 70% of Global 2000 companies would have at least one gamified application (Gartner, 2011).Today, almost all companies leverage some sort of ...

How To Create Circular Images With Transparent Backgrounds Using Powerpoint

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In this video you'll learn how to use Powerpoint to take regular photos and turn them into circular images with a transparent background. You'll also learn how to easily add these circular images to your Storyline project

The merits of 'virtual' mistakes

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3 mentions1 week ago
John Cleese claims that the first nursery story ever read to him by his mother was about Gordon, a guided missile. Whenever Gordon veered off course, during his flight, he was given appropriate feedback that enabled him to gradually correct his trajectory until ultimately he hit his target.

4 Ways to Nail Your Mobile Learning Game Plan at ASTD 2014

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4 mentions1 week ago
If you have attended the ASTD International Conference and Exhibition in recent years you know that it is an enormous and sometimes overwhelming gathering of learning professionals, vendors and experts. There are many people and companies clamoring for your attention and your time.Heading to ASTD 2014 without a ...

Coherence Principle: Less Material For Better Learning

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4 mentions1 week ago
Recently we looked at how adding graphics to words can significantly improve learning. In that post, I mentioned that we need to strike a critical balance when designing instructional materials: between the evidence-based guidelines that have been proven to support and improve learning, and our own experience-based intuition.Today,

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

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6 mentions1 week ago
A learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions.This annual list of learning tools has become very popular as it has been compiled from ...

My Sketchy Life as an E-Learning Designer

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Since so many people are sketchy about what we do as e-learning designers, it seems appropriate to answer this week’s Articulate challenge in a similar vein.This week’s challenge is to answer the question “What do e-learning designers really do?” using the architecture of a visual meme supplied by ...

Top 5 Ways Companies Are Using Mobile Learning Technology

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1 mentions1 week ago
James leads Upside Learning’s Sales division for Americas and orchestrates the ongoing sales operations for the entire US market. A sales professional with more than 20 years of success in developing high performing salespeople, sales teams and sales channels in the eLearning and enterprise talent management space, James ...

How I Got Schooled On Culture

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I had the good fortune of having my interest in the power of culture sparked nearly 20 years ago when I was a VP with a major automotive supplier.We wanted to foster a positive environment and build an “involvement culture.” I had great mentors and read everything I ...

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

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All the articles, and corresponding comments are opinions of original authors, and not of G-Cube SolutionsPosted on: 15 Apr 2014 | By: Arunima Majumdar | In: Blog, e-Learning, New Ideas, Research | No Comments Lets be honest – Learning is not always an activity we look forward to.

Eesha Khare: Inventing the One-Minute Mobile Phone Charger

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
Clear, unimpeded communication is the obsession of the modern age. Our most brilliant minds work tirelessly to connect the citizens of every nation, from every social strata. The ease of social media is now seen as a birthright — even by those who, just a decade ago, were ...

Gamification: Big Data Is Watching

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Recently, ERE asked me to conduct a webinar on The Impact of Gamification on Generational Talent. It’s an exciting topicworthy of exploration by forward-thinking talent acquisition executives, and in larger context calls for examination of the role of Big Data in business and in our overall culture.The excitement surrounding Big Data is that web-browsing, location tracking, and social networks can help deliver automated, meaningful measurement of people and predict their behaviors. With our e-mails, social network interactions and mouse clicks able to be mined for insights, and personality-based assessment tests ...

Gaze Into The Future Of Learning With Clark Quinn

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In this exclusive interview with Learnnovators, Clark Quinn shares his insights on the significance of innovation for businesses to succeed. He explains the importance of contextual and experiential learning, and offers his recommendations for integrating mobile strategies into organizational L&D. His advice to learning designers for scaling up ...

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